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11% Of Pharmacists Are Profiteering From Drugs...

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Just on the news.

Because of the exchange rate, there's more money to be made flogging drugs in Europe than here. Patients with prescriptions are finding their pharmacy doesn't have the drugs in stock - and the pharmacists are spending a lot of time trying to track down supplies.

It turns out that 11% of pharmacists are over-ordering drugs and flogging off the excess to the Eurozone. This means there's a small shortage and/or pharmacists can't track down spares because anybody who had any spares is most likely to have flogged them off.

£30million worth every month are going out of the country.

It's not illegal. It's just not good if your condition needs those drugs to be controlled.

Link from May about this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...st-profits.html but it's just been on the news, with interviews with patients affected.

(sorry it's a DM link, but it's true as it was just on the BBC)

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The last thing I heard was that independent pharmacies were having a harder time of getting hold of stock than chains.

Here in Dorset and Somerset I've actually had less people complaining about stock issues and pharmacies calling me to prescribe alternatives than last year.

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Overheard an Asda pharmacist in Cardiff telling a patient they've ran out of Fluoxetine (Prozac) and were having awful trouble getting hold of any... the recession must be biting people hard :lol:

How many property developers do you reckon are on it now? :lol::lol::lol:

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Just on the news.

Because of the exchange rate, there's more money to be made flogging drugs in Europe than here. Patients with prescriptions are finding their pharmacy doesn't have the drugs in stock - and the pharmacists are spending a lot of time trying to track down supplies.

It turns out that 11% of pharmacists are over-ordering drugs and flogging off the excess to the Eurozone. This means there's a small shortage and/or pharmacists can't track down spares because anybody who had any spares is most likely to have flogged them off.

£30million worth every month are going out of the country.

It's not illegal. It's just not good if your condition needs those drugs to be controlled.

Link from May about this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...st-profits.html but it's just been on the news, with interviews with patients affected.

(sorry it's a DM link, but it's true as it was just on the BBC)

You mean pharmacies or pharmacists? There is a difference.

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